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Old 10-11-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Do I need to winterize my shamrock hybrid?

Hi everyone, I live in North Louisiana. We get about 30 days of freezing temps per year. I am wondering if I need to go through the pain of winterizing it or if I should just run a small electric heater on the nights when it gets to cold. It's in our backyard so that would be no problem.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #2
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If it can get in the 20's there, I would winterize. Putting a heater inside the camper will have little effect on water lines that run in/out to the tanks.
If you don't want to mess with it, search around for local RV repair people who are more than happy to come to you and winterize it for you. (We have one here and he's amazing....even replaced a friends awning for $400 when the dealer wanted over $1,000)

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:29 AM   #3
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I live in San Antonio. I just moved here from Laredo. My new neighbor has been RV'ng for more than 20 years.
I just followed his lead and blew my lines , opened my low point drains , drained my hot water heater and put RV anti freeze in my traps.

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Old 10-12-2014, 09:27 AM   #4
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Winterizing is no the "pain" that everyone makes it out to be....really not that big a deal. It can save you a ton of headache and expense if we all get another winter like the last does that saying go..."an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" or something like that.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:49 AM   #5
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I agree not really a pain...took me about an hour to drain water lines including hot water tank then pump anti-freeze through the whole system. The way I look at it, it gives me a chance to check things out and get acquainted with where things are. To me it is an easy piece of maintenance..
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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I live in south Arkansas. I watch the weather. A lot of winters just have the HW tanked drained and the low points. Can leave them open on your pull back home and it will help the water out of the low spots. Put antifreeze in the drains and run a heater like u were thinking. Normally the temps don't stay below freezing in the day.

If u do antifreeze if u have a washer/dryer they will need it too. Haven't seen it mention much. Know most units don't have the w/d.

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